Metrics

How many chips have FPL managers used ahead of the international break?

More than one in five Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10,000 have already used their first Wildcard.

16.89% of the FPL frontrunners had used the prized chip after Gameweek 3 but this figure had risen to 22.16% after the Gameweek 4 deadline.

More than one in four (26.70%) of the top 10k have used their Triple Captain chip but, as the below graphic shows, fewer have deployed their Free Hit and Bench Boost chips.

As one would expect further down the rankings, chip usage hasn’t been as widespread.

Over 7% of all FPL managers used their Wildcard in the run-up to Gameweek 4, though, taking the total up to 18.7%.

Around one in 20 Fantasy bosses have used the Free Hit chip, with 5.69% having deployed their Bench Boost.

With only four Gameweeks of the season gone, 12.71% of us have already used our Triple Captain chip.

There are some familiar names in the “template” Wildcard team.

Teemu Pukki (£7.0m) is the most-owned player in Gameweek 4 Wildcard squads, with big-hitters Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) not far behind.

Budget buys Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) and John Lundstram (£4.2m) are understandably proving popular, too, but aside from the quintet we have mentioned, no other player features in more than 50% of Gameweek 4 Wildcard squads – highlighting the wealth of attractive options currently available to us.

Liverpool and Manchester City assets are unsurprisingly popular among Fantasy bosses and indeed there is an average of 2.5 players from each side in top 10k squads.

It is interesting to note how much faith there still is in Wolves assets (see below), with there perhaps being a lingering sentimentality for last year’s displays.

Managers overall are picking up interest in Chelsea assets, although the Blues’ players have largely been overlooked by the top 10,000.

There wasn’t too much joy inside the top 10,000 regarding captaincy this weekend.

Over two-thirds of the top 10k handed the armband to Sterling ahead of his blank at the Etihad, while just under 15% had to make do with six points from Salah.

The 7.24% who backed Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) had a more enjoyable afternoon, however, and will surely see a rank rise as a result.

All stats taken from LiveFPL.net.


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  1. BlzE_94
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Best defender for 4.8? (Have Mings and Lundstram already!)

    1. Monkey Pits
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Lowton

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      It´s difficult in that area, if you look for more than good fixtures. Burnley got fine fixtures but Lowton has zero attacking, Soyuncy the same. The best defender in your case is one that rotates with those you have, Mings can be played pretty much for a while, except gw6, so one that covers him. Lundstram is playable next week but not after that...Lowton now, Soyuncu from gw9?

  2. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Haller, Tammy, James, Augero, Cantwell set to rise tonight.

    TV 100.8 - Must I WC to catch risers tonight up until the next game week?

    Pope
    Robbo AWB Lund KWP Coleman
    Salah Raz KDB Caballos Donk
    Vardy Pukki Greenwood

  3. United10
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Which players are likely to rise atleast twice before next game week?

    1. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      id say none. Abraham and Haller might have an outside chance

    2. MTPockets
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Maybe whoever rises tonight. Then really slows down over international breaks

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Yep, was thinking of wildcarding over the international break to catch price rises but realistically don't see many must-haves going up twice, let alone placeholders to try and eek out that 0.1 gain

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Interesting comment

    3. FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Lowton (double up with Pope)
      Or
      Soyuncu?

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        soy

    4. Bruno Bruno!!
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Thoughts on the following?

      Kane + Wesley + Perez -> Firmino + Barnez + Mount/James

      1. Monkey Pits
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Don’t chase points with Bobby. Might need to wait another month for the next haul. Take it from Bobby’s second biggest fan after his wife

      2. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Kane + Wesley + Perez ---> Haller + Barnes + KDB

    5. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      I prefer the fixtures for Pukki and Barnes over Haller's and Tammy's. Thoughts?

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Why not have Pukki Barnes and Haller?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          The template right lol.

        2. Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          They all play for average teams and you could go weeks with no returns. Very high risk.

      2. Monkey Pits
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Pick 3 of the 4. And maybe even C Wilson. Mid priced strikers the way forward

    6. Valdez
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Is Laporte dropping tonight

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        -18.9

      2. mookie
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        On -19 atm. Don't think so.

      3. F4L
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        no. im hoping the flag slows him down till the end of the International break

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        How bad is his injury ?
        Otamendi anyone ?

    7. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Wolves onto a good fixture run now.

      1. F4L
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        not worth it with EL duties

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        It's only good when out of Europe.

    8. nkhoughton
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Who would you sell for Abraham?

      A Barnes
      B Pukki
      C Neither don't get abraham

      1. DVassell
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        C

      2. mookie
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        He has Wolverhampton and Liverpool next, just saying.

        1. nkhoughton
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Would you stick with Barnes Pukki? I also own Aguero

          1. DVassell
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Yes

    9. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      So now we have a week of people posting their decent enough sides and asking if they should wildcard

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        "Humble Bragging"?!?

      2. F4L
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        exactly. Now where were we, is it worth ditching Sterling and Pukki for Mane and Abraham for a -4?

      3. MTPockets
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Basically

          1. MTPockets
              2 years, 11 months ago

              but 2 weeks

        • Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Rp:

          Pope - 4.0
          VVD - AWB - Laporte* - Digne - Lundstram
          Mane - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
          Pukki - Barnes - 4.5

          1ft, 1.6m itb

          A. Laporte to TAA for free.
          Or
          B. Laporte + 4.5 striker to Haller + Kelly/4.5m def (-4). AWB to Ota the following week.

          Thoughts?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Long 2 weeks for players like Mane.

            1. KLOPPTOMANIA
              • 12 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Sorry TM, please could I have the LMS code, lax this year!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 13 Years
                2 years, 11 months ago

                bcvy39, closing in 10 minutes.

                1. KLOPPTOMANIA
                  • 12 Years
                  2 years, 11 months ago

                  Cheers

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            I have Trent and Laporte so think I should go back to city (Walker) or VVD

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Made O.2 profit with pukki. Would you keep on wc ? Abraham and Haller look a better options

          1. Four Hit Wonder
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            I wouldn't.

            I got all his points and looking to ship him. Norwich/Pukki back to Earth.

          2. DVassell
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Not based on the fixtures

          3. F4L
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            yes

        • Werkself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          A lot of Salah hating on here today. You'd think he bit someone on the pitch.

          1. Monkey Pits
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            He bit 4 points off Firmino

            1. Werkself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              🙂

            2. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Kane has had to put up with Son and Lamela doing that for years

          2. ChelseaGuy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Come on who would do such a thing

          3. Don Rogers FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Oh , for the old days. When lengthy bans needed to be taken into account.

        • J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          With Laporte out, am I right in saying otamendi is now nailed?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            I expect so

            1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              🙂

        • DVassell
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          How does this look for a non-WC team?

          Pope (Button)
          AWB, Guilbert, Lundstram (Soyuncu, Hanley)
          Mount, Mane, Sterling, KDB (Cantwell)
          Barnes, Kun, Pukki

          0itb

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Fine

          2. n-doggg
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            I would WC if I were you

            1. DVassell
              • 10 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Ok

        • merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          How to get KDB in here?
          Thinking Zinch Dendoncker Wilson -> Kelly KDB Barnes (-8)
          Any other options?

          Pope Button
          TAA Robertson Zinch Digne Lundstram
          Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell Dendoncker
          Wilson Pukki Greenwood

          1 FT, 3.2 ITB

        • Monkey Pits
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Does Laporte injury open up a guaranteed place for Stones and Otamendi? Who is more nailed in your opinion?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Stones is hurt, both will play

          2. mookie
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Stones isn't fit

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Probably will be by GW5

          3. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Both

            Fernandinho possible

            1. Monkey Pits
              • 10 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              My biggest worry

        • The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Done with zouma....

          Best replacement?
          A) Soy
          B) Otamendi
          C) Guilbert/ Mings
          D) Diop

          1. Champions League Varane
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            otamendi

          2. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            If I had slot for Ota I would probably get him in.

        • n-doggg
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Hit the wildcard button

          What are people’s thoughts on Kun? As soon as Jesus is fit then he is a rotation risk right? Is hard to get him in plus kdb and sterling..

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Have all 3, minutes managed probably but hopefully scores well before then.

          2. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            I prefer Salah and Sterling, so no room for him unless you go cheap everywhere else.

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              I guess it is possible if you leave out KDB, but I like his consistency

          3. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Debated this all week and left it...this GW it was a mistake

            Jesus and Aguero not on International duty

            Norwich a
            CL a
            Watford H
            Preston a
            Everton a
            CL H
            Wolves H
            International break

            1. n-doggg
              • 10 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Is Jesus nearly fit?

        • Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Really tempted to get Otamendi in now (can't afford Zinchenko).

          Hopefully we get some news soon!

        • Jon Wicks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Delighted with triple c’ing Aguero, many thanks to the two people on here who convinced me to go with my gut

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Good going mate

        • Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          I feel like I need to do RT. Zouma out now! Enough is enough and this was too much. Keeping him to get this...

          Yet, is Lundstram the one and only obvious target?

        • kesh
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Anyone know of a zombie / dead team league I can join for my ‘set it and forget it’ team?

          1. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Create one?

        • Erez Avni
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          need to sell one to make room for de bruyne

          a robertson
          b. van dijk
          c. digne

          cheers!

          1. F4L
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            VVD

          2. ChelseaGuy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Bee

        • danlynch13
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Will salah rise soon??

        • Baked baines
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Just seen they have given Salah the assist! Happy days!

        • ChelseaGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Kelly a nailed option now?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            no

        • Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Feel I may need to wildcard over IB... Thoughts?

          Hendo
          VVD Digne Montoya AWB
          Martial Sterling Salah KDB
          Wesley Pukki
          (Stek, Greenwood, Dendonk, Diop)

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Who goes?

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Wesley, Martial, AWB, Hendo, VVD? You reckon it's okay?

              1. pingissimus
                • 3 Years
                2 years, 11 months ago

                Noooo

                Hendo isn’t worth shifting imo. Martial is fairly likely to be back in 5 and VVD is just fine.

                Awb and Wesley should get you to where you need to be

        • Gunners for Lyfe
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          45 with two to go, not completely disastrous but unsatisfying to say the least.

          King to Pukki in gameweek 2, Kane to Aguero in gameweek 3 (holds true while anxiously waiting for Kane to blank) were some of the transfers I came close to making but didn't for whatever reasons - King against Villa, Triple Man City. What are some of your regrets in the 19-20 season?

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            3/4 Cpt failure but still on 250 points

        • Bruno Bruno!!
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Kane + Ake + Perez -> Haller + TAA + D.Silva (-4)